MSRP: $399 (Black Edition)
When GoPro launched its newest camera, the HERO3, they did so in spectacular fashion: Journalists, photographers and videographers were flown to San Francisco where they had the chance to fly jets, race boats on the San Francisco Bay or take a few laps at the Infineon Raceway in tricked out Audis. The event made one thing clear: GoPro is not resting on its laurels and enjoying the success of their widely popular HERO2. So what's different? Three models are available ranging from $199 to $399, but don't waste your time with the first two, the real camera here is the Black Edition HERO3. Why? For starters the camera boasts 4k resolution. For those not in the video industry, this is an incredibly large format that allows videographers to capture stunning images in super-rich detail. Tack on the fact that the camera also shoots 1080p (High Definition) at 60 fps (perfect for slow motion) and you’ll never miss the money shot again. The body is lighter and thinner and the camera is also WIFI compatible to work with your iPhone or Android. Tack on a 12 megapixel camera and 30 fps burst mode and you're going to be making time lapses for every major transition.
If you don't own a HERO2 and have been thinking it's time to jump on the GoPro bandwagon, this is the time to do it.